Nissan is transporting the Europe-market Qashqai to the U.S., but the manufacturer has apparently decided that the tiny crossover’s name is too arduous for us Americans to pronounce, although Canadians get the automobile with its genuine appellation. In the U.S., it’s labelling this brand-new supplying the Rogue Sport to leverage the name acceptance of its best-selling version, the Rogue. Perhaps Nissan got the concept from its brand-new corporate relative Mitsubishi, which offers the Outlander and the small Outlander Sport.
The 2017 Rogue Sport is 12.1 inches abbreviated than the standard Rogue and has a 2.3-inch abbreviated wheelbase, which makes it slightly large than the Nissan Juke and other subcompact crossovers such as the Honda HR-V and the Kia Soul. Despite its small mark, it does asset its basal platform with the Rogue, conveying its strut-front and multilink-rear mixture equipment are held. The rewritten magnitudes lend the Rogue Sport a more bewitching look, as the abbreviated front and rear projections make the small SUV look a bit more athletic. Frankly, though, we don’t think most customers will see too much of a quality between the two crossovers, as the Rogue Sport assets its opening design, wheel styling and much of its color scope with the existing Rogue.
The Sport’s indoor also employs a nearly same design for the dashboard and the steering wheel, although its five-passenger design will be a bit firm than what’s found in the Rogue, which offers an accessible third-line seat. merchandise space shrinks, too, with the Rogue Sport supplying 23 blockish feet behind the second line and 61 blockish feet with the second-line rooms folded, analyzed with 32 and 70 cubes in the standard Rogue. The Sport appellation doesn’t diversify to the crossover’s powertrain, however, as a 141-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder united with a continuously changeable automatic transmission is the unaccompanied equipment. Even though the Rogue Sport is evaluated to be a few hundred pounds lightweight than the Rogue (an official weight isn’t yet accessible), that motor isn’t likely to make for superb acceleration. To be antimonopoly, few of the Rogue Sport’s oppositions offer much attractiveness either. In most new examination of crossovers, not an individual entry supervised to get from zero to 60 mph in less than eight seconds.
Nissan’s acquainted S, SV, and SL trim stages comprise the Rogue Sport roll, with front-wheel drive standard and all-wheel drive being an option. The S includes a USB port, Bluetooth, a backup camera and satellite radio. The SV brings more features like 17-inch wheels, dual-zone autoloading climate regulate, proximity entry and push-button start and automatic headlights, while the SL comes standard with 19-inch wheels, heated leather front rooms, a 360-degree-view camera, fog lights, and a heated steering wheel.
A collection of safety features including adaptive cruise regulate, automated crisis stopping, blind-spot informing and lane-departure informing is elective. Nissan won’t publish determining until adjacent to the Rogue Sport’s on-sale day this spring, but a beginning value right around $20,000 wouldn’t be unannounced given the Rogue’s $24,760 base value.